How to Care for a Bonsai Tree

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One consistent element of a zen home is to include a bonsai tree somewhere in your décor. Homeowners often display a bonsai tree in their living room, a zen bedroom or a dining room as it adds a tranquil accent to the ambiance of a home.

You do need to care for your bonsai tree if you want it to grow and strive in your home. This post will provide tips on how to care for a bonsai tree:


The same as other household plants, you need to water your bonsai tree on a regular basis in order for it to both survive and strive in your home. You should water your bonsai tree one time each week. You need to water the tree and the soil until bubbles start to appear on the surface of the soil. The bubbles indicate that the tree has absorbed enough of the water.


Your bonsai tree will need as much sunlight as possible as bonsai trees are indigenous to warm climates that receive several hours of sun and heat each day. You should place your bonsai tree on a desk or table that receive direct sunlight from a window in the room.


To prune a bonsai tree is one of the more relaxing elements of owning the plant. You should prune the top growth with bonsai clippers. Do not use a standard pair of scissors for this process. You need to prune the dead branches of the bonsai tree and prune the top in order to shape its growth.


Bonsai trees require specialty bonsai soil from a gardening store or online. Standard plant soil is not good for bonsai trees. The soil needs to drain quickly but still retain water. You also need to purchase fertilizer for the tree and feed it fertilizer in the spring and fall seasons of the year.

You can see there is some work involved in owning a bonsai tree but it is a beautiful addition to a zen home and well worth the maintenance and care.